I graduated in Chemistry at St Catherine's College, University of Oxford, and completed my postgraduate training at the University of Oxford Department of Education. I worked as a teacher, tutor, Senior Sixth Form Tutor and Guidance Teacher in both England and Wales. After completing an Diploma of Advanced Study in Education (Counselling) at the Keele University I worked as a School Counsellor in North Wales. In 1979 I became Lecturer in Counselling in Guidance at Aberdeen College of Education/Northern College, and in 1988 I was appointed Adviser in Guidance for Grampian Regional Council and then (after local government reorganisation) I became Adviser (Guidance and Careers) for Aberdeen City Council, from which I retired in 2008. I was leader of a national project on Personal Support in Schools run by Aberdeen City on behalf of the Scottish Executive, which was carried out jointly with Aberdeenshire and Moray Councils. I was also project leader for Determined to Succeed (Enterprise in Education) in Aberdeen.
DASE (Dist), Counselling Keele University 1974 DipEd (Dist), Education University of Oxford 1968 BA (Hons), Chemistry University of Oxford 1967
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